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tr.v. in·spect·ed, in·spect·ing, in·spects
1. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
2. To review or examine officially: The commander inspected the troops.
[From Latin īnspicere, īnspect- : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + specere, to look at; see spek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]